What’s up at UW-Green Bay? (Feb. 17-21, 2020 and beyond)

Test material strength, convert fluid motion to mechanical energy and see a 3D Printer | Feb. 20 | UW-Green Bay, Brown County STEM Innovation Center
The media and public will have the first chance to see new engineering equipment in action at a celebration Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Although the building has been open since fall, the state-of-the-art equipment was delivered, installed and tested only recently as faculty have begun to prepare the next generation of engineers. Media members are asked to RSVP attendance to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu. Learn more at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/02/17/media-event-uw-green-bay-celebrates-new-equipment-arrival-to-brown-county-stem-innovation-center-15-20/. 

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about Green Bay’s history with the Underground Railroad | Feb. 19 | UW-Green Bay Campus
Note location change! UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center is launching a new series: “Stories from the Archives.” The first program of the series is “Green Bay’s Underground Railroad History.” This program will cover the rich history of local efforts regarding the Underground Railroad. Because of popular demand, the free program has been moved from Archives, to Phoenix C of the University Union, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Learn more at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/02/03/uw-green-bay-archives-presents-stories-from-the-archives-green-bays-underground-railroad-history06-20/.

Anticipating the Homecoming frenzy | Feb. 23-29 | UW-Green Bay Campus
Homecoming 2020 is almost here at UW-Green Bay! The week of Homecoming is packed full of fun and exciting events for UW-Green Bay students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community! Many events are free and open to the public. The full list of events can be found at https://www.uwgb.edu/homecoming/calendar-of-events/events/.

What’s up with the Coronavirus? Come find out through ‘Virus Without Borders’ | March 5 | Green Bay Campus
The UW-Green Bay Global Studies program is sponsoring a presentation titled, “Virus Without Borders: The Global Threat and Response to the Novel Coronavirus” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. Presenters include Profs. Christine Vandenhouten (Nursing, Global Studies), Rebecca Hovarter (Nursing) and Brian Merkel (Human Biology). Attention members of the media: Faculty members will be available for interviews at 2:30 p.m. outside the Christie Theatre, by RSVPing to Sue Bodilly, bodillys@uwgb.edu. Learn more at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/02/14/uw-green-bay-to-present-virus-without-borders-a-multi-disciplinary-look-at-the-coronavirus-outbreak-march-5-2020/.

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Location change: Carnegie Dartlet reveal presentation is now at the Weidner Center

The Carnegie Dartlet presentation has moved to Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center, rather than the University Theatre. The entire UW-Green Bay community has been invited to the University reveal (results of the research by the higher education marketing firm). The reveal will share results and recommendations that will shape the way UW-Green Bay communicates its story to future Phoenix and beyond. The event will be live streamed for convenient remote viewing. The link can be found here.

Over the last five years, UW-Green Bay has partnered with Carnegie Dartlet, a reputation research and marketing company, for digital advertising. In the last few months, the University extended the partnership with a research project to clarify and define UW-Green Bay’s voice and marketplace positioning. Carnegie Dartlet’s consensus-building method is built around the input of the people who know UW-Green Bay best: faculty and staff, alumni, community members and other campus stakeholders, as well as prospects. The results are important to the University’s future.

UW-Green Bay seeing increase in respiratory viruses; please follow CDC recommendations

Health officials are seeing an increase in respiratory viruses on the UW-Green Bay campuses ranging from the common cold to influenza. Please remember to follow the CDC’s everyday precautions to prevent the spread of germs: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/prevention.htm. The viruses are also highly prevalent in the community and state. Last Friday’s (Feb. 14, 2020) Wisconsin Respiratory Report provides additional details. The Wisconsin Department of Health report this morning stated the risk of contracting the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low in Wisconsin. COVID-19 symptoms are similar to those of influenza (e.g., fever, cough, or sore throat), and the outbreak is occurring during a time of year when respiratory illnesses from influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and other respiratory viruses are highly prevalent.

What to do if you do get sick: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/treatment/takingcare.htm. If you are in a high risk group for developing complications, contact your medical provider. UW-Green Bay students may also call the Counseling and Health Center during regular business hours at 920-465-2380 for assistance.

Location change: ‘Green Bay’s Underground Railroad History’

By popular demand, the upcoming event, “Green Bay’s Underground Railroad History,” has moved to a larger location— Phoenix C, University Union. The presentation is the first in a series launched by UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center, and is in conjunction with Black History Month. The free program is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. It is open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/326862398471573/. More here.

Psych Week 2020, boy and graying man flexing muscles

Psych Week Talk on ‘happiness and health’ is at Brown County Library, March 2

Prof. Carol Ryff
Prof. Carol Ryff

On Monday, March 2, 2020, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library Auditorium, there will be a Psych Week Talk titled, “What is Happiness and How Does It Relate to Health?: A Look at New Science” presented by UW-Madison Prof. Carol Ryff. Prof. Ryff’s presentation will be about happiness, which has been considered key to the human experience since the ancient Greeks. Exciting new science shows that purposeful life engagement is an important influence on longevity and predicts reduced risk for various diseases. Prof. Ryff will share how all of this works in the brain and the body, as well as highlight ongoing efforts to promote well-being via a community intervention program called Lighten Up!

This presentation is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Psychology program as part of their Psych Week 2020 from March 2 through March 6. UW-Green Bay’s signature annual Psych Week features in-person and online events designed to inform community and university audiences about mental health issues facing our community. The week includes thought-provoking opportunities available to UW-Green Bay psychology students, as well as opportunities for engaging the larger Green Bay community in mental health literacy.

Kimberley Reilly to deliver presentation on women suffrage-Door County Pulse

UW-Green Bay’s Kimberley Reilly (Democracy and Justice Studies, History, Women’s and Gender Studies) will deliver a Door County Talks presentation, “Woman Suffrage 100 Years Later: Assessing Its Triumphs and Limits” on Feb. 22, 10 a.m., at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. One hundred years after women won the constitutional right to vote, Reilly will discuss the ways in which the women’s-rights movement won passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the lessons we can learn from that victory. Free-will donations are encouraged. Source: Kimberley Reilly to Deliver Presentation on Women Suffrage – Door County Pulse

UW-Green Bay Students Providing Free Income Tax Assistance Through April 10, 2020 – Green Bay News Network

UW-Green Bay students are again providing free income tax assistance for low-income individuals and families, the elderly and students through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Return preparation begins the week of February 4th, and will run through Wednesday, April 10th, 2020. However, no service will be provided the week of March 18th, because of the University’s spring break. Scheduled times and Green Bay locations for tax assistance are: Tuesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine St, Green Bay. Source: UW-Green Bay Students Providing Free Income Tax Assistance Through April 10th, 2020 – Green Bay News Network

Weidner Center Philharmonic, Casablanca Feb. 22, 2020

Final reminder: It’s the ‘second greatest film of all-time’ and you can view it with a full orchestra

Rated the second best film of all time according to The American Film Institute, you can watch “Casablanca,” with a live orchestra in the beautiful Weidner Center. The Weidner Philharmonic will perform the Oscar-nominated score Feb. 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Visit the event page for tickets and information. In addition, come early for a pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall with director of the Green Bay Film Society and UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies Professor David Coury. The Weidner Philharmonic showcases the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, the accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in this region and the outstanding acoustics of Cofrin Family Hall. The Weidner Philharmonic is committed to professional presentations of engaging and creative musical programming.

Prof. Bansal’s research accepted into two different journals

UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business Prof. Gaurav Bansal (MIS and Statistics), had two papers accepted into two different journals, recently. He is listed as first author on both. One of them is with former UW-Green Bay colleagues Prof. Steve Muzatko (Accounting) and Prof. Soo Il Shin (MIS), both of the Cofrin School of Business, which was accepted in Information Technology & People. Their study shows how information security policy noncompliance differs between genders based on the ethical orientation (helping the greatest number of people—ethics of care vs. damaging the fewest—ethics of justice) and organizational policies of reward and punishment. The other paper is with Prof. Merrill Warkentin (Mississippi State University), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named distinguished scientist. Their work was accepted in The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems. This study is among the first to examine the combined role of age and gender (since males and females age differently) and how trust in a business is formed and lost during an insider data breach. Bansal would like to acknowledge the support provided by Frederick E. Baer Professorship in Business as he conducted his research.

Associate Prof. Van Slooten has started a new series, Happy Hearts: Romancelandia

Welcome to Happy Hearts: Romancelandia! Each month, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (English, Writing and Applied Arts) shares reviews and recommendations of romance novels she loves. Her reviews will be informed by her passion for the genre, and her scholarly approach of feminist literary and cultural criticism. To learn more about Associate Prof. Van Slooten’s romance origin story and the reasons she thinks romance is an inherently feminist genre, check out her 2019 TEDx UWGB talk, Romance Novels are Feminist. She has published numerous articles on teaching and assessing gender studies courses, and popular romance fiction and film. She is currently drafting a romance novel set in a small midwestern town.